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A/HRC/49/49: At the heart of the struggle: human rights defenders working against corruption

Published

28 December 2021

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A/HRC/49/49

Focus

Protection of human rights defenders

Summary

In the present report, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Mary Lawlor, analyses the situation of human rights defenders working against corruption and stresses that protection frameworks applicable to human rights defenders should apply to them. The report includes examples of the types of threats and structural difficulties faced by human rights defenders fighting corruption and suggests ways that relevant stakeholders might act to protect them and to promote their work.

Issued By:

Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders

Delivered To:

Human Rights Council Forty-ninth session